The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
Everything we see in the world is the creative work of women.
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
Sometimes you have to pick the Gun up to put the Gun down
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.
Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.
(...) when a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.